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Talk: What Is Creative Nonfiction, and Why Is It the Next Big Thing in Your Writing Life?

  • Winnetka Community House 620 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka, IL (map)

I'll be giving a talk and leading a workshop on this subject as part of Metro Chicago's Off Campus Writers' Workshop series. Description below:

The pairing of the word “creative” with the word “nonfiction” makes some journalists wince, and with good reason. But “creative” doesn’t necessarily mean loose with the facts. It has more to do with how a piece of nonfiction is put together—with an innovative structure, maybe, or a searing attention to its own musicality, or some other unique effect that lifts the piece out of the routine and into the extraordinary. Together we’ll look at some striking examples from this broad genre, and do some creative experimenting of our own. Lecture/discussion/writing exercises. Appropriate for curious writers of any genre.

For more info, visit the OCWW website

Earlier Event: October 23
Living Writers Series at SUNY Oswego